Scotch Bonnet Peppers
of the Caribbean since 1989
In 1989, Lowell Hawthorne, along with his wife Lorna, four of his siblings and their spouses, pooled all of their resources to open the first Golden Krust restaurant on East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx, New York. The pivotal year of 1993 signified Golden Krust’s relocation of its manufacturing operations to the South Bronx, eventually purchasing nearly the entire block from 172nd Street to Claremont Parkway on Park Avenue.
The business became so successful that the Hawthornes were encouraged to create franchises, and they seized the opportunity to do just that. Golden Krust became the first Caribbean-owned business in the U.S to be granted a franchise license. By 1996, they owned 17 restaurants throughout New York City. Today, Golden Krust Caribbean Restaurants operates over 125 restaurants in North America.
This Jamaican expression that is often used when greeting a friend; similar to "what's going on?".
Slang expression usually used in response to a greeting expression like “How are you doing” or “What’s going on.” While the literal translation for this term is “I am here,” its implied meaning is similar to the expressions “I’m good,” “Not much happening, so I am just here,” “Everything is ok.”
This is one of the most popular goodbye expressions normally used by a Jamaican. The literal translation of “likkle more” is “little more” but when used as a goodbye expression it means “see you later.”
To agree with something or someone. The longer the "een," the better, and the unique thing about this word is that you can use it quite flexibly. Usually, you would make it longer for situational emphasis. Can also be used to request confirmation of understanding, zeen?
Slang for anyone who is a friend or colleague.
To give respect, encouragement or to acknowledge someone.
To take notice or pay close attention to someone or something.
A Jamaican term that means to show off. It is the joining of the words bragg and show off, resulting in the term, Braff. Made popular in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
A term used to refer to persons of Jamaican origin. The term is derived from the Jamaican patois for home or, "yard".